Xenophobia in South Africa: Forgetting the Past in Dealing with the Present
Nationalism / Protest and Activism / Racism and Xenophobia / Southern Africa

Xenophobia in South Africa: Forgetting the Past in Dealing with the Present

“Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika Maluphakanyis’ uphondo lwayo Yiva imithandazo yethu Nkosi sikelela, Thina lusapho lwayo” “Lord, bless Africa May her horn rise high up Hear Thou our prayers And bless us.” With xenophobic attacks spreading in the Gauteng and Kwazulu Natal regions of South Africa, it appears that the instigators of this violence have forgotten the … Continue reading

Victoria Falls: A Natural Wonder of the World
Africa and China / Africa and Western World / Arts and Culture / Development

Victoria Falls: A Natural Wonder of the World

A couple of weeks ago, I visited Victoria Falls for the first time since I was a child. The largest waterfall in the world, at a width of 1, 708 meters, this popular tourist site has remained largely natural. On the Zimbabwean side, the national park entrance allows visitors to explore on their own, with a … Continue reading

“African” or “Indian”? The Treatment of Indians as a Minority Population in Sub-Saharan Africa
Ethnicity / Nationalism / Racism and Xenophobia / Southern Africa

“African” or “Indian”? The Treatment of Indians as a Minority Population in Sub-Saharan Africa

A couple of months ago, I celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in my hometown of Harare for the first time in the six years since I had left for college. Thousands of people, not just members of the Indian community, attended the celebrations held at the local community sports club. In recent years, … Continue reading